Best Note Taking Courses

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Structured Note Taking Vol 1: Create an Ideas Bank

Create an ideas bank to store all your random ideas and build a system that will allow you to save all your ideas.

Created by Timothy Kenny - Author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs"

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Students: 18690, Price: $99.99

Students: 18690, Price:  Paid

Do you have a system for taking notes?

Do you have a system for organizing your notes?

Can you reliably find notes you took on a book or at a conference from 5 years ago?

What about a creative idea you had 5 years ago?

For most people the answer is no.

For most people, they would have a very hard time finding something from 5 months ago, or even 5 weeks ago.

Accelerated learning is about becoming more efficient in your learning.

But another way to look at is just a methodology so that you stop wasting huge amounts of time.

And one way we waste time is that we come up with the same ideas over and over again because we never write them down. 

Or we write them down, but then we never do anything with them.

You may have heard about the idea of an ideas bank before.  

Or something similar. A place to keep all your random notes in one place.

But it turns out that if you consistently do this for months and years, you end up with the equivalent of a spreadsheet with 10,000 + rows.

You may have started out thinking you would look over your list of ideas every month for 10 or 15 minutes. But after a year or two, it's more like 3-5 hours to read a list that long. 

It's not a SUSTAINABLE system.

It turns out that the only smart way to use an ideas bank is to get stuff out of the ideas bank as quickly as possible.

It's called project based thinking.

Any idea that you have, at least 95% of them, are actually ideas that belong in a larger project of some kind.

You may not have a project set up yet, (and if you aren't sure how to do that, check out my vol 8 course in the learning the hard way series and my course on one pagerr project management) but that doesn't change the fact that most of the ideas you have are really just leaves on a tree. And that tree is a project.

Each project is a tree. And each idea you get is a leaf.

You need an ideas bank so you can get those "bags of leaves" that you collect in your phone or notebook or sticky notes and get them on the right tree where they belong.

That's why this course isn't just about building a place to store stuff and then never look at it again.

The ideas bank is the HUB of a larger system.

This system is design for keeping your micro-notes well organized.

If you've taken my courses on note taking and learning projects organization and information organization, you know how to organize your information. But only when it is a known quantity.

What about all those micro notes that don't fit into that system easily?

That's what the ideas bank is for.

It's kind of like the huge sorting facilities that UPS uses.

All the packages in a region get sent to a central sorting facility, and then they get shipped off by truck or plane to their destination city.

The ideas bank is that hub that will bring everything in one place so you can then send it off to it's final location.

Future courses in this series will cover specific types of structured notes you can keep for things that don't fit neatly into existing categories. For example, a mistakes journal, dream journal, physical object inventory, intellectual property inventory, etc.

IELTS Booster and Beyond Premium Course 2-Note-taking skills

Speaking Part 2: Practical 1 minute approaches to note-taking strategies to boost your IELTS from a 6 to a 7 or beyond

Created by Nathaniel Jensen - IELTS Instructor

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Students: 6463, Price: Free

Students: 6463, Price:  Free

One of the big struggles for many students in the speaking exam is the Part 2 note-taking. You have one minute to make notes for your part 2 speech and that time used wisely can really work to your advantage. Helping to boost your score from a 6 to a 7 or beyond.

Lesson 1-The Cue Card: 5 prompts. Making mental and written notes. Visualizing

Lesson 2-TNT: Topic specific vocabulary, Nature of the question-Narrative vs. Non-Narrative, and Tense.

Lesson 3-Weighing the Husband and 5 Wives: Using the prompts to boost your score

Lesson 4-The Story: The tangential untrue story with a double boost

Lesson 5-Note-taking: The structured Student-Narrative

Lesson 6-Note-taking: The Creative Thinking Student-Non-Narrative

Lesson 7-2P=3C: Dave's secret formula for boosting the end of your answer

Lesson 8-Overview of the 3 Booster and Beyond speaking programs: SCORE-Premium, STRIKE-Advanced, and IMPACT-Deluxe.

When you've finished our course you will be an expert in note-taking and you'll have some tips and strategies that you can use to really boost your speaking part 2 speech. We will also have 2 more original courses dealing with tips on how to boost speaking part 2, followed by 2 courses for boosting speaking part 3.

PREMIUM COURSE 3: STRUCTURING PART 2.-Giving a good structure to your Part 2 talk helps with the coherence score (FLU COH) and gives you confidence.

PREMIUM COURSE 4 DISCOURSE MANAGEMENT-The ability to show your listener where you are going is essential for fluency.

PREMIUM COURSE 5 : COMMENTING-You can have a good structure with many discourse markers but a really rich talk is one which adds interesting comments and supplementary topics. Using the concept of FACE we introduced in the last course, we develop ways to supplement your prompts.

PREMIUM COURSE 6 : SPEAKING PART 3-A detailed look at the different types of questions you'll find in speaking part 3. Speculation and Hypothesis, Compare and Contrast, Giving your opinion, Reason and Result, and Evaluation and Solution.

PREMIUM COURSE 7 : THE A IN GRA-Speaking with few grammar errors is essential for at least 6.5 . In this course we look at some areas of grammar which may be confusing for students. Note we assume your tenses and knowledge of grammar structures are generally at a good level already.

PREMIUM COURSE 8 : THE GR OF GRA : GRAMMAR RANGE-You can have very few grammar errors but in order to attain a 9 score in GRA you have to impress the examiner with a wide range of grammar skills. In this course we look at some colourful examples of strategies you may wish to try to include in your speaking.

PREMIUM COURSE 9: PRONUNCIATION (PRO The segmental part of the English Language)-Being able to be aware of the pitfalls of pronunciation is a great way to ensure a 9 in IELTS for the PRO score. But remember this includes tone and stress as well.

COURSE 10 : FLUENCY AND COHERENCE-Course 10 fluency and coherence : The Suprasegmental booster part of English.

So continue to join us as we do a deep dive into the IELTS speaking exam. You will be getting a 7 in no time with Booster and Beyond.

Structured Note Taking Vol 2: Create a Mistakes Journal

Create a Mistakes Journal to keep track of all your mistakes so that you can find solutions and patterns in your data.

Created by Timothy Kenny - Author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs"

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Students: 1765, Price: $89.99

Students: 1765, Price:  Paid

Everyone makes mistakes.

Everyone has failures.

But what do you make out of those mistakes? 

Out of those failures?

Do you learn from them?

Do you really learn from them?

What I mean by that is...how long does it take for you to forget what you learned?

How many times have you found yourself making the same mistake over and over again?

That's what this system is designed to solve. 

It's designed to be a single place where you eventually will have years worth of data on all the mistakes you make, big and small.

But it's not just a place to store mistakes.

You could just as easily call this a "solutions" journal.

This thing....it's not just about mistakes and solutions... it's also a place to analyze both your mistake and brainstorm multiple solution options.

Over time, you will be able to come back and look at both the mistakes you've made and the solutions you've come up with to solve them.

We all have a lot going on.

It's really easy to make a mistake and forget about it hours or days later.

Sometimes you have a solution in mind, sometimes you don't.

Failure can happen because you didn't know what to do, or because you knew what to do but didn't have the will or motivation to do it.

The mistake most people make is that once they make a mistake or have a failure, then never do anything about it.

They never address the issue.

And often times the problem, as well as the solution, have to do with the systems you have operating in your life. 

So when you let a problem fester, you opening up yourself to a lot of other related and down stream problems.

The mistakes journal also has a mechanism for you to track the progress on the solution to each mistake so you know if the solution has been implemented or not.

One mistake may cost you a little, it may cost you a lot.

But a lot of little mistakes also cost you a lot.

Especially when you are making the same mistakes over and over and over again.

Over the course of the next new months and years, you should expect to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth of your own time, money, energy and opportunity cost by keeping an organized mistakes journal. 

See you inside,

Timothy

Note Taking System For Ultimate Result

Learn How To Use Simple Steps For Effective Notes Taken And Retaining The Right Knowledge

Created by Obehi Ewanfoh - Aclasses - Content Creator for eLearning

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Students: 1378, Price: $34.99

Students: 1378, Price:  Paid

Who Is This Class For?

This training class is designed for anyone with the business of notes taken and wants to learn how to use simple steps for effective notes taken and retaining the right knowledge.

Class Description

This video class was designed to help you develop an easy-to-follow note-taking system that will turn your scribbles into a ‘note’-worthy study program.

  • · Does notes-taking make you feel like an ongoing battle for you?

  • · Are you the one who will rather leave everything in your head, instead of writing it down?

  • · Do you feel a sign of panic rising whenever you have to pick up a pen and paper as the speaker starts talking, Or

  • · Do you so like notes taking notes that you write and write and write, only to end up with so much information that you can no longer find the important details in it?

Remember that the whole essence of the information you put down is to serve your needs, and unless it does that, it’s almost a waste of time and resources.

If you are like the many people out there who have difficulty taking notes or feel that their notes do not serve them, then this video class is perfectly right for you.

It’s designed to help you get the most out of your time.

What You Can Gain In This Class

One important thing you must keep in mind is that note-taking is NOT the same as transcribing.

I know that some people do mistake one for another and that is why they find it difficult to use their notes after conferences or lecturers. Take note of that.

There are ways to take notes without having to write down every single word you hear. For a perfect note-taking, you should only focus on the details, the most important and useful information you will need afterwards.

This is what separates you from the amateurs out there.

In this training class, you will learn a great system of note-taking that will amplify your skills by reducing the time you spend taking notes.

You will also learn how to shorten your notes while at the same time getting much more out of them.

Sounds interesting to you, then let get started right away by clicking on the enrolment button.

See you in the class.

Markdown Essentials

Easy way of Writing the Documentation or Taking a Notes using Markdown

Created by Ranga Bhupal R G - Software Engineer

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Students: 1075, Price: Free

Students: 1075, Price:  Free

Markdown

Simple and Powerful.  Simple Syntax and write the notes in plain text format.  Supported by many Software such as GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab, and many more.

In this course, students will learn Markdown Syntax and the tools that are required.  Use cases are limitless.  Students can use for taking the class notes, writing theories, research information, technical documentation, and many more use cases.

Course Outline

  • Tools/Software

  • Basic Syntax

  • Usage

  • Online Editors

  • Making Presentations

Course Material

  • Slides

Visual Note Taking: How your notes become Notes of a Genius

Increase your concentration, comprehension and effectiveness by taking visual notes. Soon you'll become a Genius!

Created by Karlijn L'Ortye - Passion for Personal Development

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Students: 912, Price: $49.99

Students: 912, Price:  Paid

Get out your notebook, pen and markers and put a smile on your face! We going to have fun!

  • Did you know students taking notes by hand perform better?
  • Did you know that drawing or doodling during note taking can increase your concentration and focus?
  • Did you know that in fact we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text?

In this course you will learn how to make visual notes for better comprehension, laser focus, increase concentration (up to 29%) and memorize the information better (up to 80%)! 

Besides that visual note taking is FUN doing!

How your notes become Notes Of A Genius

  • Learn the 8 brain principles for getting the maximum out of your brain regarding learning, comprehension and memorizing. 
  • Be aware of the different styles of note taking and practice and choose what works for you.
  • You will learn how to get the best out of your visual notes on a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
  • Improve your handwriting by four simple techniques.
  • Learn the different structures for notes in meetings, class, training, workshop or seminar.
  • Apply the three easy techniques on handlettering to make your notes remarkable
  • Have fun by drawing visuals, banners add colors and spice your notes up.
  • You will learn to draw the four most used elements, for example people and places, to use in your own visual notes.
  • Maximize engagement with the information because you will review your notes quicker, more often and add an emotion.

Including bonus material for teachers and speakers to make the coolest flip charts!

Do you want to become a Genius? Check out the video: Rajeev Lahar will tell you how he became an aerospace engineer, serial entrepreneur and investor!

Don’t waste any more time on cramping your fingers while writing or typing as much as you can during listening. You can be so much more efficient.

Become a digital note-taking expert using OneNote

Learn from productivity expert Ulrika Hedlund how to take effective notes using OneNote on your iPad Pro or Surface.

Created by Ulrika Hedlund - Productivity Coach and Entrepreneur

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Students: 848, Price: $19.99

Students: 848, Price:  Paid

There are many benefits of taking handwritten notes. In today's digital age, with the many devices available that support digital ink, you can reap the benefits of taking handwritten notes on your digital device. In this course, you will learn from productivity expert Ulrika Hedlund how to become a digital note-taking expert. 

In this course you will learn: 

  • The benefits about handwritten notes
  • How to get started using digital ink on the iPad Pro and Surface devices
  • How to use the OneNote app on the iPad
  • How to use the OneNote app on Windows devices
  • Note-taking best practices
  • How to use rich, desktop version of OneNote to clean up and share your notes

You will also get a glimpse behind the scenes and see how Ulrika Hedlund uses OneNote across devices in the story-based tutorial "Declutter your life using OneNote". 

Academic Reading Comprehension and Note-taking That Work!

Understand what you read while you read it, remember it afterwards, and take highly effective notes!

Created by Leslie Quigless - Benevolent Czarina of Lifelong Learning

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Students: 630, Price: $34.99

Students: 630, Price:  Paid

If you have to read dense text for an academic class, then this course is for you! You will learn how to understand what you read while you read it and remember it long after, too. And no more copying from the textbook for note-taking (and forgetting that, too)--because you'll also learn how to take effective notes. Ideal for students who are in middle school, high school, college, and graduate school. 

University | Drastically Improve your Study Skills in 1 hour

Effective learning strategies and time management, boost your number memory and increase your productivity

Created by Camilla Bergersen - Fire Safety Engineer

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Students: 461, Price: Free

Students: 461, Price:  Free

Are you about to start University, College or any other Tertiary Education? Would you like to get a head start on the first semester? Then this course is for you.

Having a degree is in many cases the fundamental building block of a successful career and can open countless doors for you. This course won’t just provide you with best tools and techniques but it will also teach you a sustainable way to study so that you can graduate without compromising your health.

What will you learn? You’ll not only learn how to plan your day like a pro, how to take amazing notes and how to successfully study remotely as well as in the classroom. You’ll also learn powerful techniques to drastically improve your memory to learn anything FAST. Lastly you’ll get a step-by-step guide on how to study for and write an exam. And more.

This course is designed as to be your experienced and comforting friend when entering university. I hope to bring you some peace of mind when it comes to your studies and how to navigate through this wonderful time. I believe that when we feel safe and encouraged we begin to feel brave and can become the best version of ourselves. At the end of the course I hope that you’ll feel more confident and can hold your head up high as you approach your new life.

This course will cover everything you need to know to start studying like a master (even if you are a beginner), including:

  1. The Nr 1 Best Way to Learn Anything FAST

  2. Preparing for University: 5 Ridiculously UsefulTips

  3. How to handle nerves when you are about to start College and become confident

  4. Crucial prep BEFORE a Lecture: How to Get Ahead (and what to bring)

  5. Taking Better Notes; The 5 Best Methods

  6. How to Regain Control When you Feel Overwhelmed in Class

  7. Studies After a Lecture; Step-by-Step Guide

  8. How to Study Text-Based Content

  9. How to Remember Numbers You Aren't Interested In

  10. The 3 Most Essential Study Methods That Work

  11. The Most Powerful Way to Improve Your NUMBER Memory

  12. Plan Your Day Like a Pro (and get more spare time)

  13. Study Online + 5 Amazing Tools You Can't Live Without

  14. Final Exam Week; Maximise Your Chances

  15. 24h Before the Exam: Do this (and stop studying at 4 pm)

  16. Writing the Exam; 9 Essential Tips

Who is this course for? This course is designed for students who are just about to start a program or course in the engineering or technology subject area and want to learn the fundamentals of studying (both online and on site). Maybe you know that you are awesome (because you are) but you have absolutely no idea what to expect, how to prepare or what study methods that are suitable for college. Or you have already started college but struggle to plan, implement or write exams with satisfactory results. This course is for you as well.

Who is this course not for? This course is not for the experienced college student who already see results from their study methods and lives a well balanced life between studies and rest.

Why is this course only for students who are just about to start college in the engineering or technology subject area and want to learn the fundamentals of studying? Since I studied engineering myself I developed a lot of techniques applicable to math, physics, chemistry and the like. This means that the course is packed with methods to cover that! So if you are about to start a program that involves a lot of math, physics or chemistry you will definitely benefit from this course! We will of course cover how to study text-based content as well.

Learn from someone who has never failed an exam and knows the most current and effective ways to study!

Enroll now, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Camilla

Structured Note Taking Vol 4: Book Organization System

A complete system for organizing all your books, discs and other media for learning and beyond.

Created by Timothy Kenny - Author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs"

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Students: 242, Price: $89.99

Students: 242, Price:  Paid

Are you looking for a way to organizing all your books, discs, papers, digital documents and more?

Then this is the system you need.

This system will help you effectively organize the thousands of pieces of "intellectual property" (as opposed to physical property) in your life.

And find those things later on.

One of the biggest problems accelerated learners have is the "unknown unknown problem."

Simply put, you forget how much you have forgotten.

You don't just forget the contents of a book you read, you forget the title of the book. You forget the book even exists. You forget you even bought it. You forget it's on your bookshelf.

When you are ready to start learning something, you forget you already have collected all these resources over the months and years that could help you. 

So instead you have to start from scratch again.

You may keep a lot of your learning materials in OneNote or Evernote. 

But there is a lot of stuff that you can't put there.

This is the system that allows you to keep track of all your OTHER learning materials.

And it's tightly integrated with the system I teach in End Game as well as my other organization and information management courses, so it's truly plug and play.

I personally keep track of thousands of items that I would never be able to keep track of otherwise.

To give an example, think about all those ebooks or courses you bought other places besides Udemy. How many of those do you even remember how to access months or years later? How many of those products do you just lose and forget about?

You need to have a system for keeping track of it all in one place. 

This is that system.

See you on the inside,

Timothy

Structured Note Taking Vol 3: Success Journal

A structured approach to recording, organizing and keeping track of all your success stories.

Created by Timothy Kenny - Author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs"

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Students: 204, Price: $89.99

Students: 204, Price:  Paid

This course gives you a structured way of keeping track of all your successes.

The feeling success is a delicate thing.

Often public, official success is preceded by months if not years if not decades of private toil and effort.

Private successes that only you know about.

Weeks and months can go by where it feels like you haven't made any progress.

Nothing "real" has changed. 

No new business.

No new relationships.

No new job.

A success journal is your tool for keeping track of all your successes. 

The big ones and the small ones.

It allows you to look back at the weeks and months and years and see how much progress you have made, even if it doesn't feel like much has changed.

This all comes back to you in the form of an emotional feedback loop. 

When you can do a daily or weekly review of your successes, it helps you stay motivated to work towards your long term goals and take on bigger challenges. 

It helps you build your confidence so you can take on new projects and try things you've never done before.

It's a convenient way to keep track of your personal KPIs, as well as things that are harder to measure or put a number on.

Don't just keep track of your mistakes/failures, keep track of your successes as well.

See you inside,

Timothy

Improve academics| aim better grades|note-taking strategies

Focus skills| Retain the knowledge|fun-learning|achieve goals and brighten your future

Created by Humaira Asim - Science/ Biology/ Chemistry Expert

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Students: 181, Price: $89.99

Students: 181, Price:  Paid

This course depicts the learning techniques and strategies that will help students improve their academic performance and grades. Sometimes we do not know that a little effort can bring a remarkable change. We tend to focus more on big and important things while neglecting the rest or we feel less important. This course reminds you about those techniques that can bring a positive change in your academic journey.

Time management, using correct and meaning resources and managing the information and knowledge for various subjects. If you are overwhelmed with the information you mind can retain; give a try to this course it may take you towards your goals.

In order to be successful in managing studies, one needs to be very organised so all the tasks are well-planned or in fact smartly planned. It is not important to spend very long hours on your studies, spending less hours and study smart is the key to success.

Writing notes in an effective manner, listening to lectures over and over again to absorb the study material. In this course, we will see how we can manage time effectively and efficiently to be more productive towards the study material. Time management is the key factor to be a good student and learner.

Structured Note Taking Vol 12: Personal Network Organizer

Learn how to create a sortable database of all your professional and person contacts

Created by Timothy Kenny - Author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs"

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Students: 129, Price: $89.99

Students: 129, Price:  Paid

Are you looking for a simple system to keep track of your contacts?

Then this is the system for you.

This system is designed to keep track of all your contact information.

And to make it highly sortable so you can quickly find exactly what you are looking for.

Plus, it integrates with all the other systems in this series and in Mastering Organization so that you can stay organize even with thousands of contacts.

With a system like this, you never again will have to worry about losing touch with someone.

You can enter a new person into the system in under ten seconds, and then you always have a place to store all their information.

Keep track of things like how you first met someone, when you first interacted with them, and how you discovered them in the first place. You can then use that information to look for patterns so that you can more effectively meet the kind of people you want in your life in the future.

As with my other systems, this works whether you are using a physical, digital or hybrid system. And it can be used on any device, whether a desktop, laptop or your mobile phone.

Don't waste money on an expensive or complicated CRM that you don't need.

Use this simple spreadsheet system and get your contact information sorted once and for all.

See you inside,

Timothy